Children get special visit at the Daycare

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) – Crowley's Ridge DevelopmentCouncil hosted a number of events throughout the week to celebrate NationalChild and Adult Care Food Program Week.

On Wednesday, Mayor Harold Perrin stopped byBeautiful Beginnings 4 kids to read a story.

The Child and Adult Care Food Program Manager forthe CRDC, Jennifer Carlile wants everyone to know that importance of thisprogram.

"This program is verybeneficial to the children who are in child care facilities or the adults thatare in adult day care facilities to ensure that they get nutritious meals andsnacks while in care.  And it brings taxdollars back into our community", said Carlile.

Wanda Littleton is the director of thedaycare and she says the food program is a huge help.

"When you're a small business you're ona budget, especially when you're working with kids and everything.  You want them to have all the needs met onnutrition.  So, when they come in theyhelp you do everything", said Littleton.

She also told Region 8 News she hasworked with the food program for the past four years and said that in the pastfew years she has learned a lot about proper food and nutrition for children.

As of March 2013, the CRDC covers tencounties in Northeast Arkansas with this program.

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